Posts by MJ Okma, Associate Director of News & Rapid Response

GLAAD calls for increased and accurate media coverage of transgender murders

Ciara Minaj Carter, a trans woman of color, was killed on October 3rd in Chicago, Illinois. She was 31 years old.

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GLAAD slams the Trump Administration for pandering to the NRA instead of addressing the crisis of gun violence

Today both President Trump and Vice President Pence will speak at the NRA annual meeting in Dallas, TX.

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GLAAD calls on Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to veto anti-LGBTQ Senate Bill 1140

SB 1140 would allow adoption and foster care agencies to turn away LGBTQ couples and deny kids good homes.

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New Hampshire lawmakers vote to explicitly protect transgender people from discrimination

With today’s victory in the Senate, House Bill 1319 has passed both chambers of the New Hampshire legislature with bipartisan support.

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GLAAD responds to President Trump personally swearing in Mike Pompeo as secretary of state

Family Research Council, the anti-LGBTQ hate group Pompeo has professional ties to, is holding an event called “Opportunities for Mike Pompeo” at the same time as the swearing in.

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GLAAD: Mike Pompeo’s senate confirmation shows complete disregard for the global LGBTQ community

GLAAD President: "President Trump and his anti-LGBTQ cabinet continuously underestimate the resilience of the LGBTQ community who will stand strong in our fight for safety, equality, and acceptance at home and abroad -- with or without the support of the U.S. State Department."

 

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Senate confirms anti-LGBTQ lawyer Kyle Duncan to a lifetime judicial appointment

Kyle Duncan has an extensive record combatting civil rights including being the opposing counsel in Gavin Grimm’s case and working to undermine marriage equality.

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GLAAD denounces Senate Foreign Relations Committee approval of Mike Pompeo’s nomination for Secretary of State

"The fact that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved someone with ties to an anti-LGBTQ hate group that supported Uganda's efforts to punish and execute LGBTQ people to serve as our nation’s top diplomat is sickening,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD.

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